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Senior Investment Risk Manager

Posted: 29 Mar 2021 Closes: 28 Apr 2021
Henley-on-Thames, GB Competitive
Permanent & Full-time -529593796

Senior Investment Risk Analyst
Full-time with flexibility

As one of the world's leading asset managers, we are solely dedicated to delivering an investment experience that helps people get more out of life. Our culture of collaboration and inclusion makes Invesco a phenomenal place to work and reflects the broad diversity of thought across our organisation. At Invesco, we offer work experiences that will inspire and challenge you.

Your Role

Responsibilities include understanding, supervising and anticipating the risks of various portfolios, executing ad-hoc projects that involve devising and/or implementing new ways to analyse risks or new types of risks, and explaining them to various investment professionals.

You will be responsible for:
  • Monitoring adherence to process/mandate and client expectations as advised for specific portfolios
  • Performing risk analysis on portfolios as well as benchmarks, reporting on market, liquidity and concentration risk. Typical measures will include forecast tracking error, downside risk and Value-at-risk (incl. back-testing and stress-testing)
  • Decomposing and explaining forecasted portfolio risk at granular level
  • Anticipating risks, analyse them, and communicate them
  • Conducting custom analysis as a support for the risk management process for the relevant portfolios
  • Creating custom computer programs/macros, as needed, to facilitate portfolio analysis and direct junior risk staff on implementing such design
  • Crafting/developing/improving existing quantitative models/tools to help supervise and handle risk as well as explain performance
  • Designing reports and partnering with the members of the analytics team, to deliver tools to facilitate the understanding of risk across the department
  • Providing challenge to Fund Managers and peers, from a risk perspective and able to communicate risk matters to senior management and fund boards (Written & Oral)
  • Building and maintaining excellent knowledge of products, investment processes, trading strategies, market characteristics and good knowledge of regulatory requirements/environment
  • Opportunity to contribute to the continued improvement of the risk management frameworks and complex risk related projects (market risk, credit risk)
  • Interacting with analytics and performance attribution analysts using multiple attribution models to assess portfolio manager skills and communicate requirements
  • Opportunity to conduct and/or direct junior members on research and quantitative/qualitative analysis of portfolios
  • Predominantly be explaining to internal stakeholders but will on occasion have to speak to clients mainly through Due Diligence or client review meetings, purely as an information giver.

The skills and experience you'll bring

You have:
  • Financial industry experience, ideally in the asset management industry with experience of analysing portfolio risks. Experience of working with fund managers and helping them understand the risks in their portfolios
  • Excellent understanding of Equity markets with a focus on fundamentally managed equity portfolios.
  • Knowledge of SQL, Excel VBA, R and Python desirable along with experience in statistical software. Good understanding of financial instruments including derivatives, municipals, securitized, and inflation linked bonds and a familiarity with international markets.
  • Solid understanding of risk models/methodologies. Experience with one or more of the following systems desirable: Barra, PORT, BlackRock, RiskMetrics, CRD.
  • Strong knowledge of industry and local regulatory standards in risk management.
  • Experience of multi-asset portfolio risk an advantage.
  • Master's degree in quantitative subject such as Statistics, Financial Engineering, Computer Science.
  • CFA, FRM/PRM and/or MBA (Finance) are desirable
  • Excellent problem-solving capability.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Attention to detail with a curious nature.

You are able to:
  • Adeptly field in-depth investment-related questions regarding a broad range of quantitative topics.
  • Operate effectively in a team-oriented and collaborative environment.
  • Conduct research with little or no direction.
  • Interact with a high degree of self-motivation
  • Manage your time and projects effectively and work under pressure.

Our commitment to you

We recognise that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone. As part of Invesco's commitment to ensuring our teams have the broad range of experiences and backgrounds required to promote diversity of thought, and to maintaining a positive, engaging work environment, we champion flexible working.

Please feel free to discuss flexible working options with us.

The Good Stuff

Joining Invesco is just the start. We focus on nurturing internal talent, offering a variety of tools to support your career advancement, including ongoing learning and development and internal career opportunities.

We have an outstanding benefits package, which includes:
  • Competitive salary and bonus
  • Company-provided healthcare
  • 26 days' annual leave + bank holidays
  • Generous pension provisions
  • Income protection
  • Health and wellness benefits
  • Volunteering days
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Life insurance

Our Commitment to the Community, the Environment and Responsible Investing

We partner with charitable organisations globally to make an impact in the communities where we live and work. Our people are encouraged to support the charities they feel most passionate about and are offered two days' volunteering leave annually.
We are committed to adopting and implementing responsible investment principles and practices that uphold our fiduciary responsibility to our clients, as well as being good stewards of the environment.

Invesco is committed to environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. We serve our clients in this space as a trusted partner both on specific responsible investment product strategies as well as part of our commitment to deliver a superior investment experience.

Join Us

We're driven by a passion to exceed. Our people are our greatest asset and we take pride in supporting our colleagues both personally and professionally. If you're looking for challenging work, outstanding colleagues, and a global employer with a social conscience, we invite you to explore your potential with us.

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